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Time of Change: Civil Rights Photographs 1961-1965

Davidson, Bruce

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ISBN 10: 0971368112 / ISBN 13: 9780971368118
Published by St. Ann's Press, Los Angeles, CA, 2002
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First trade edition, which is one of 4500 copies printed. Nicely signed in name only by Bruce Davidson on half title page. There is a small (quarter inch) inked mark on the fore edge (perhaps a remainder mark?). Volume is otherwise Fine. Book is protected in original clear mylar sleeve that shows some scuffs and a two inch piece missing along upper edge. Due to the size and weight of this volume, additional charges will apply for Priority and/or International shipping. Size: 4to. Bookseller Inventory # 033584

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Title: Time of Change: Civil Rights Photographs ...

Publisher: St. Ann's Press, Los Angeles, CA

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Cloth - Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Signed: Signed By the Photographer

Edition: First Edition.

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On May 25, 1961, Bruce Davison joined a group of Freedom Riders traveling by bus from Montgomery, Alabama to Jackson, Mississippi. The actions of these youths challenged and disobeyed federal laws allowing for integrated interstate bus travel. These historic episodes, which ended in violence and arrests, marked the beginning of Davidson's exploration into the heart and soul of the civil rights movement in the United States during the years 1961-1965. In 1962, Davidson received a Guggenheim Fellowship and continued documenting the era, including an early Malcolm X rally in Harlem, steel workers in Chicago, a Ku Klux Klan cross burning near Atlanta, farm migrant camps in South Carolina, cotton picking in Mississippi, protest demonstrations in Birmingham, and the heroic Selma March that led to the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which was instrumental in changing the political power base in the segregated Southern states. In the 140 photographs collected here, many of which have never before been published, we see intimate and revealing portraits of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., John Lewis, and other leaders made by Davidson during those turbulent times. These images describe the mood that prevailed during the civil rights movement with a lyrical imagery that is both poignant and profound. As Davidson bears witness to these historical events, and documents the degradation and segregation that were endured, he gives testimony to the struggle for freedom, equality, justice, and human dignity.

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Bruce Davidson is a major figure in modern photography who has created compelling documentary work for over 40 years. Born in 1933, he began taking photographs at the age of 10. After military service in 1957 he worked as a freelance photographer for Life Magazine, and in 1958 he became a member of Magnum Photos. Davison continued to photograph extensively from 1958 to 1965, creating such bodies of work as The Dwarf, Brooklyn Gang, Subway, East 100th Street, and The Civil Rights Movement. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1962 to document youth in the south during the civil rights movement, and in 1966 was awarded the first grant for photography from the National Endowment for the Arts. Davidson's work has been shown at many of the world's leading museums, including The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the International Center of Photography; The Walker Art Center; the Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C.; and the Parco Gallery, Tokyo. He continues to work as an editorial and documentary photographer and his work appears regularly in publications all over the globe. He lives in New York with his wife and has two daughters.

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